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Tour of the MuseumTour of the Museum

Take a step by step tour through Lyme Regis Museum...

History of Lyme Regis in Museum Objects

In 2010 Neil Ferguson, Director of the British Museum, presented a series...

Fossils and RocksFossils and Rocks

Here be dinosaurs! The museum’s geology gallery contains a wealth of fossils and tells of the early...

Mary AnningMary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847), born on the site of the Museum, is the most famous female fossilist...

Jane Austen dollJane Austen

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was one of Lyme's most famous and best-loved visitors...

John Fowles

John Fowles, writer, curator & collector. In 1978 when John Fowles became curator of the museum, its fortunes started to ...

John Gould

John Gould FRS of Lyme who became a leading ornithologist and influenced Charles Darwin..


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The Mary Anning Wing   

Read about the future plans for Lyme Regis Museum and how you can become involved.
New information

Guided Fossil Walks

With Paddy Howe
and Chris Andrew
2015 dates now available

Museum events

Fossil polishing,
talks and much more

Mary Anning Walks

Follow in Mary's footsteps
with Natalie Manifold


Current exhibitions
plus -
See what you may have missed

People & Places

Read about the people
and buildings of Lyme

Serious fossil stuff

From ammonites to ichthyosaurs and much more

The Museum Blog

New Exhibition: Serendipity
From 14th January, there will be a new exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum. It is a “lucky-dip“ of pictures and objects from our reserve collections, chosen and put together by the ...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 18 January 2015
A shell-crushing Jurassic fish
One of the many impressive fossils on display in Lyme Regis Museum is that of a Jurassic fish known as Dapedium. This was first discovered by Lyme's pioneering  fossil collector Mary Anning in th...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 16 January 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in January
There is still time to catch the Sydney Jessett exhibition in the Rotunda Gallery, which has been extended into the first few days of January. But the last day will be Sunday 4th January! A new exhib...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 January 2015
EVENTS: Coming up in December
The Conservation of Seaside Towns Tuesday 9th December at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Peter Coe of The Lyme Regis Society. Organised jointly with The Lyme Regis Society. Know you...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 December 2014
Another chance to see our World War I exhibition

If you missed our WWI exhibition then you can see it now, in high resolution, on our Past Exhibitions page. Click here.

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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 21 November 2014